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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Slovak, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

International standards and monitoring systems

11 videos (Total 108 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
1.2bis CRC General Principles5m
1.3 Main content of the CRC and the related States obligations9m
1.4 UN Committee on the right of the child: role, structure, functioning and method of works8m
1.5 The CRC Communications procedure5m
1.6 Overview regional monitoring system18m
1.7 The role of the INHRIs on Children’s rights in the monitoring process at national and local level8m
1.8 NGOs’ role in the monitoring process7m
1.9 Children's subjective indicators: children’s participation in monitoring13m
1 reading
Syllabus10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 120m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

The history of children’s rights in the context of human rights

7 videos (Total 55 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
2.4 Children during the industrial revolution7m
2.5 Saving the children after WWI and the Geneva Declaration8m
2.6 International Organizations and Human rights: From Protection Rights to Children’s Human Rights9m
2.7 Regional evolution of children's rights: voices from a recent past - Introduction14m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 212m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Interdisciplinary Children’s Rights Studies

6 videos (Total 47 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
3.4 Schools of thought in children's rights10m
3.5 Agency and structure in childhood studies10m
3.6 The anthropology of childhood8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 322m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Juvenile justice

9 videos (Total 61 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
4.4 Minimum age of criminal responsibility7m
4.5 Protecting children's rights in JJ systems / “What works”: Effective methods to reduce juvenile delinquency9m
4.6 Deprivation of Liberty4m
4.7 Children as victims and witnesses4m
4.8 Restorative Juvenile Justice3m
4.9 Torture7m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 418m
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Top reviews from Children's Human Rights - An Interdisciplinary Introduction

By SDJan 31st 2019

I strongly recommend this for people who are passionately working among children across the globe. This is the need of the hour! Let's educate ourselves and serve the best for our children. Cheers!

By DMJun 17th 2017

I found this to be extremely informative along with being interesting. Children are our future and must be cared for at all costs while maintaining their rights. Thank you for this course.

Instructors

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Roberta Ruggiero

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Center for Children's Rights Studies
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Philip D. Jaffé

Professor
Center for Children's Rights Studies
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Jean Zermatten

Dr. h. c.
Center for Children's Rights Studies and International Institute for Children's Rights

About University of Geneva

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